an invisibility cloak that uses quantum stealth an invisibility cloak that uses quantum stealth
dec 19, 2012

an invisibility cloak that uses quantum stealth

an invisibility cloak that uses quantum stealth

 

 

based out of maple ridge in canada, a company after the name of hyperstealth claims that it has developed an invisible wearable cloak. using ‘quantum stealth’ technology to provide complete imperceptibility across the visible, infrared, and ultraviolet spectrum by deviating light around objects, the concept bends ‘the entire spectrum of light – it doesn’t use cameras or mirrors or require power’, states guy cramer the CEO of the company.

 

so far, they been able to make an object about the size of an orange completely disappear, while also reducing 95% of a user’s shadow. although the cloak is still under development, and the pictures are rendered in photoshop for security purposes, future developments and technological applications will help push the concept into reality on a larger scale.

 

 

render of the invisibility cloak 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Is it 1st of April already?

    rob says:
  • Ha Ha! I can’t believe design boom published this, its clearly photoshop!

    the concept bends ‘the entire spectrum of light – it doesn’t use cameras or mirrors or require power’,

    Oh Really!

    Paul says:
  • WHATEVER..

    Shahaf says:
  • the emperors clothes

    dbkii says:
  • very funny… it’s a shame the guy who built up this joke didn’t also hide the face of his girfriend ( or took another model)…

    stef says:
  • Maybe show the actual working product — the orange — as opposed to the photoshopped photos. These photoshopped photos might politely be called “aspirational”.

    Paul Smedberg says:
  • Not even any hands holding it, fundamental error, suppose it levitates as well!!!

    SJS says:
  • probably just working towards making Maple Ridge disappear

    nathan says:
  • Working with in anamorphose since 2005, please check this out, it was real not like the joke we see below.

    http://www.fabien-iliou.com/scenographies/fantomes/

    Thanks

    Fabien Iliou says:
  • According to the “creators” webpage, these photos are photoshopped, and were only made to show the concept to the press. CNN etc. have however failed to mention this in their articles.

    Source:
    http://www.hyperstealth.com/Quantum-Stealth/index.html

    George says:
  • It’s a shame. seeing the orange disappear would actually be interesting… this is just photoshop.

    gavin traeger says:
  • the first one theirs a big Photoshop mistake the shadow on her left arm start at the wrong place, on the second one the glow around the edges has transparency of the backgrounder cameras cant pick up that kind of glow in those conditions but PS has a very nice thing called outside shadow/glow that has a similar effect. and how is she holding it for the last one again wrong shadow.

    anon says:
  • For those of you crying ‘shopped’, it says so right in the article. See?

    ‘the cloak is still under development, and the pictures are rendered in photoshop for security purposes’

    Reading is fundamental.

    dudeman guyski says:
  • here to we get these?

    blowe job says:
  • Amazing how it will know to make the girl invisible, but not the bushes, wall, etc. behind her.

    AtomicDragon says:
  • The text says that these images are photoshopped.
    They made something the size of an orange disappear? Big woop.

    alex says:
  • “…although the cloak is still under development, and the pictures are rendered in PHOTOSHOP for security purposes.” Showing photoshopped pics because a product is still in development is pointless. The only cool part would be how well it actually works. These pictures don’t tell us anything about the actual performance, they just cut part of the people out of the picture as if the results would be perfect. This is a great way to ruin the brand before it launches.

    Stupid says:
  • It says at the top that the photos were rendered in photoshop idiots.

    Robin says:
  • How does the cloak distinguish the girl behind it from the Grass, wall and bush?

    Greg says:
  • Umm…you noticed that it SAYS it’s photoshopped for security purposes, right? Also, this isn’t that first of it kind. Even the military has been trying to develop something similar, although it uses cameras.

    Ty says:
  • It clearly says these are photoshopped images, just to show the concept.

    Nathan says:
  • Guys, really? Did you not read the article. It quiet literally says that for security reasons, the photos are simply mock photoshopped to show what the fabric does. There are reports and military statements saying this is real. I am still slightly skeptical, but I am pretty sure that it is legit

    thankstoyou says:
  • Does it matter what they said in the article? This is still ridiculous. ‘Hey I drew a picture of a flying car, I invented flying cars!’

    Circles says:
  • It’s amazing how uncritically credulous science reporting has become. Do Designboom, CNN, etc. owe no responsibility to their viewers/readers to vet the garbage they report? If a scammer uses the the word “quantum,” are we required to believe it? We will never hear from these guys again, unless they get prosecuted for fraud.

    Martin says:
  • Geil

    bernd says:
  • It clearly said that the photos were photo-shopped in the article so congrats on everybody for being able to read. it was for ” although the cloak is still under development, and the pictures are rendered in photoshop for security purposes, future developments
    and technological applications will help push the concept into reality on a larger scale.” so seriously learn to read and learn to research.

    ted says:
  • It clearly says: in development, rendering is done on photoshop. the strange pictures that are strung together in lines are words. they are unlike pictures but you should be able to sound them out. (lack of caps intentional)

    jmi says:
  • I did like to state out a fact that if light is to bend around them then they wouldn’t be able to see light also.That means not only would the enemy would be blind, they would be blind to. In my logic it is useless, though i may be wrong. If I am wrong please do rectify my error

    Uchiha says:
  • For those who’ve posted that this is photoshopped or not real, this is real and is not faked in any way.

    Dave says:

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